The observance of Vigilance Awareness Week, 2015 commenced ON 26TH October, 2015 all over Indian Railways with a Pledge taking ceremony by Officers and staff. A special function was organized in the Railway Board where Shri A.K. Mital, Chairman/Railway Board administered the Pledge to a gathering of Railway staff and officers. Similar functions have taken place at various Zonal Railway Headquarters and other important offices of Indian Railways where the Pledge was administered by the Heads of office. The Pledge is aimed to reinforce commitment of officials towards bringing about integrity and transparency in all spheres of their activities and to fight corruption with vigour.
During this Vigilance Awareness Week, various events are being organized around the theme of anti-corruption by the field units of the Railways. A film has been commissioned by the Ministry of Railways that focuses upon preventive vigilance in mass contact areas like ticketing, recruitment and contracts. This will be aired on Doordarshan at 16.30 hrs on 29th October, 2015. There is a special focus on sensitizing the youth this year and to achieve this objective, lectures, panel discussions, debates, discussions, plays, essay writing competitions etc. are being organized in around 200 schools and colleges by the Indian Railways.